Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform showcases future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City. The platform is for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their smart city business ideas for potential implementation.

3 hours ago

Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Vivian Loftness, a key member of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University's leadership in sustainability research and education, and contributor to the ongoing development of the ‘Intelligent Workplace', will address the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Building Convention in Cape Town this year.

23 hours ago

Abland to develop new 24-storey office skyscraper in CT
Abland to develop new 24-storey office skyscraper in CT

Property developer Abland, together with JV partners The Ellerine Brothers, will develop Cape Town's newest office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated on Lower Long Street in the City Bowl.

1 day ago

Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete
Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete

Designed and conceptualised by Cameroonian architecture firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), Lagos' Wooden Tower is a proposed addition to Nigeria's capital and one of Africa's most populated cities.

By Lindsay Samson 1 day ago

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app
#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options. Addressing this challenge, in 2016 the association launched an app that assists engineers in assessing stainless steel life cycle costs, giving its technology a mobile platform.

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix
Chatsworth Centre refurbishment adds SuperSpar to tenant mix

Chatsworth Centre will see the launch of a new anchor tenant being added to its tenant mix this October, SuperSpar, occupying approximately 3,345m2. With more than two-thirds of the work already complete, the Spar will open its doors to the public on 25 October.

2 days ago

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware and homeware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey. The outlet is due to open at the Willowbridge Shopping Centre in Tyger Valley on 1 October 2017.

2 days ago

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative.

2 days ago

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

We caught up with Dexter Moren of Dexter Moren Associates, the architect behind the new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl to find out more about the development which was launched recently.

By Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO
NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as CEO with effect from 1 October 2017.

3 days ago

New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch
New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch

Atterbury is developing the new R350m, 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch.

3 days ago

SACSC president Malcolm Horne and Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking's Robin Lockhart-Ross with Spectrum Award winner representatives from Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
#SACSCCongress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards winners announced

The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held in Cape Town's International Convention Centre.

15 Sep 2017

Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk
Trends in commercial property and the changing nature of risk

The business and commercial property landscape is changing as a result of mass urbanisation and population growth. In fact, 64.3% of the current South African population lives in urban areas. As a result, buildings are now being constructed taller than ever before so they remain within the constraints of land use designation.

By Pieter van den Berg 15 Sep 2017